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Maternal mortality and Caesarean section: Another pricey paradox in Bangladesh

Maternal mortality and Caesarean section (C-section) operation are closely linked. Physically, women are designed to give birth through normal delivery. Only in case of about 15% of all delivering women, severe complications may arise where C-section is necessary to save lives and to prevent morbidities. At the country level, there is an interesting interaction between these two.

  • NOWW to improve nutrition for women RMG workers in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Knitwear manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and Nutrition International jointly launched a new initiative 'Nutrition of Working Women (NoWW)' to improve nutrition of women workers of garment factories in Bangladesh recently, says a press release.

  • The rise in the popularity of yoga

    If the body is stiff and the mind is rigid, what life can one live? The practice of yoga is to remove weeds from the body so that a garden can grow. Yoga stretches and strengthens the mind, body and spirit. No wonder yoga is the top choice for people living healthy lifestyles.

  • Arsenic in tube-well water in Bangladesh

    Arsenic-laced water may cause more young deaths: study

    Chronic exposure to higher arsenic concentration through drinking water may cause more deaths in young adults in a number of different diseases, says a new study.

  • Forever young: Protein that keeps skin youthful

    Beauty might only be skin deep, but for those wondering how to keep that skin young, scientists may have found an answer in the form of a protein that encourages cell competition.

  • Wearable device could offer biopsy alternative for cancer

    Biopsy is currently the most accurate means of diagnosing cancer. But, as Daniel F Hayes MD – senior author of the paper, published in Nature Communications – explains, "nobody wants to have a biopsy."

  • 2bn people lack water at health facilities: UN

    A quarter of the world's health facilities lack basic water services, impacting 2 billion people, the United Nations says, warning that unhygienic conditions could fuel the global rise of deadly superbugs.

  • Effects of Teenage Pregnancy

    Adolescent pregnancy: Effects and remedies

    When a carefree toddler reaches adolescence, she puts her footsteps to a completely new world. Though the usual age is 10-14 years, it varies from country to country, race and geographical distributions.

  • Osteoporosis: a silent disease

    Osteoporosis is defined as a reduction in the strength of bone that leads to an increased risk of fractures. Osteoporosis results from bone loss due to age related changes in bone remodelling as well as extrinsic and intrinsic factors that accelerate the process.

  • First immunotherapy for breast cancer approved!

    The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Atezolizumab (Tecentriq) to treat unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer in tumors expressing PD-L1.

  • AstraZeneca to bring life-changing medicines in Bangladesh

    AstraZeneca, a leading global science-led biopharmaceutical company of Swedish-British origin, announced its partnership with MGH Healthcare Limited to provide convenient and reliable access to AstraZeneca medicines in Bangladesh — says a press release.